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Why universities should be on the front lines of the monument wars

Sep 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

After years of protest, students and activists finally toppled the statue of a Confederate soldier prominently displayed on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus. University leaders immediately vowed to restore the statue, while others on campus, including the history department, have urged its permanent removal. Meanwhile, UNC-Chapel Hill has become a battleground for a larger fight, as a local group dedicated to defending Confederate statues marched across campus with a large C...